Crowne Plaza opens first hotel in Qatar

22nd Aug 2012
Crowne Plaza opens first hotel in Qatar

The 378-room Crowne Plaza –The Business Park has opened its doors in Qatar following three years construction and marking the group’s first foray into the country.

Located in the heart of Doha’s banking district, the property is part of the new Business Park area in   Doha and includes 288 hotel rooms and suites and 90 one to two bedroom resident suites.

Commenting on the opening H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani said “I’m delighted to be the first guest here at Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park.

“Our vision was to develop a hotel that would offer unparalleled meeting and conference facilities and exciting new restaurants for the booming Doha market. This hotel does exactly that and under IHG’s management we’re certain it will be a success.”

The hotel offers six food and beverage outlets: Rodizio, Brazilian Churrascaria ; Misturado, the Brazilian lounge; Aramede, a Mediterranean all-day dining restaurant; Savor, an elegant lounge; Liquidity, the lively pool-side lounge; as well as the refined Crowne Plaza Club Lounge. Guests can also enjoy a rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.


The hotel’s iconic glass-domed meeting venue, The Event Centre, is situated in the middle of the park complex and contains two state-of-the-art ballrooms. Ideal for large-scale conferences, the versatile and stylish ballrooms are set to become a top venue for weddings.

The property also features eight meeting rooms, an executive boardroom equipped with the latest in technologies for video conferencing and a variety of well-equipped facilities and ergonomically-designed beds.

Owned by the Trans Orient Establishment, Crowne Plaza – The Business Park was signed in 2008 and began construction in mid-2009. The hotel team are led by General Manager Savino Leone.

“We congratulate Trans Orient Establishment on the opening of Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park.  We’re very proud to manage this unique hotel, which is a fantastic example of the Crowne Plaza brand.

“The team here have work around the clock to ensure we are ready to welcome His Excellency as our first guest and we now look forward to welcoming many more guests to their new home in Doha,” said Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG.


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